Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 1.9 km
Ascend 5 m
Descend 65 m

Explore Santa Maria da Feira in Portugal with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Santa Maria da Feira

Sight 1: Castro de Fiães

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The Castro de Fiães is a fortified settlement. It has a long chronology of occupation that spans the protohistoric period to the Roman occupation. Located in the parish of Fiães, in Santa Maria da Feira, the Castro de Fiães has an older nucleus that would have ended in the middle of the 1st century, which evolved into another that had great development, especially in the 4th and 5th centuries.

Wikipedia: Castro de Fiães (PT), Website Sipa

1263 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 2: Biodiversidade

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Biodiversity or biological diversity is the variety and variability of life on Earth. Biodiversity is a measure of variation at the genetic, species, and ecosystem levels. Biodiversity is not distributed evenly on Earth; it is usually greater in the tropics as a result of the warm climate and high primary productivity in the region near the equator. Tropical forest ecosystems cover less than 10% of Earth's terrestrial surface and contain about 50% of the world's species. There are latitudinal gradients in species diversity for both marine and terrestrial taxa. Marine coastal biodiversity is highest globally speaking in the Western Pacific ocean steered mainly by the higher surface temperatures. In all oceans across the planet, marine species diversity peaks in the mid-latitudinal zones. Terrestrial species threatened with mass extinction can be observed in exceptionally dense regional biodiversity hotspots, with high levels of species endemism under threat. There are 36 such hotspot regions which require the world's attention in order to secure global biodiversity.

Wikipedia: Biodiversity (EN)

81 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Rã-ibérica

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The Iberian frog, also known as Iberian stream frog, is a species of frog in the family Ranidae found in Portugal and Spain. Its natural habitats are rivers, mountain streams and swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss, introduced species, climate change, water contamination, and increased ultraviolet radiation.

Wikipedia: Iberian frog (EN)

80 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Garça-real

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The capped heron is a water bird endemic to the neotropics, inhabiting rainforest from the center of Panama to the south of Brazil. It is the only species of the genus Pilherodius, and one of the least known of the heron family, Ardeidae. It is superficially similar to the group of the night herons, but is active during daytime or at twilight.

Wikipedia: Capped heron (EN)

54 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Salamandra-lusitânica

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The gold-striped salamander or golden-striped salamander is a species of salamander in the family Salamandridae. It is the only species of the genus Chioglossa. It is found in the north-west of Iberia at an altitude of up to 1,300 m. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Wikipedia: Gold-striped salamander (EN)

141 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Águia-de-asa-redonda

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The common buzzard is a medium-to-large bird of prey which has a large range. It is a member of the genus Buteo in the family Accipitridae. The species lives in most of Europe and extends its breeding range across much of the Palearctic as far as northwestern China, far western Siberia and northwestern Mongolia. Over much of its range, it is a year-round resident. However, buzzards from the colder parts of the Northern Hemisphere as well as those that breed in the eastern part of their range typically migrate south for the northern winter, many journeying as far as South Africa.

Wikipedia: Common buzzard (EN)

224 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Guarda-rios

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Kingfishers are a family, the Alcedinidae, of small to medium-sized, brightly coloured birds in the order Coraciiformes. They have a cosmopolitan distribution, with most species living in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Oceania, but also can be seen in Europe. They can be found in deep forests near calm ponds and small rivers. The family contains 116 species and is divided into three subfamilies and 19 genera. All kingfishers have large heads, long, sharp, pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. Most species have bright plumage with only small differences between the sexes. Most species are tropical in distribution, and a slight majority are found only in forests.

Wikipedia: Kingfisher (EN)

16 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 8: Rouxinol Bravo

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Rouxinol Bravo Mark S Jobling / CC BY 3.0

Cetti's warbler is a small, brown bush-warbler which breeds in southern and central Europe, northwest Africa and the east Palearctic as far as Afghanistan and northwest Pakistan. The sexes are alike. The bird is named after the 18th century Italian zoologist, Francesco Cetti. This species is very difficult to see because of its skulking habits.

Wikipedia: Cetti's warbler (EN)


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